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Progressive Energy Solutions, Inc.
7048255553
6428 W. Wilkinson Blvd, Suite 204
Belmont, NC

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Champion Window, Siding & Patio Rooms
(704) 269-4308
9100 Perimeter Woods Drive
Charlotte, NC
Services
Specializing in replacement windows, screen rooms, carports, sun rooms, fiberglass and steel entry doors, vinyl siding and gutters.
Membership Organizations
Homeowner Approved, Better Business Bureau A+ Rating Accredited Member; Energy Star Partner; Good Housekeeping Seal; Green Seal Certified; AAMA Certified.

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7 Star Construction Co Inc
(803) 329-2664
1286 Holland Road
Rock Hill, SC

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The McAllister Group
2010 S. Tryon Street Suite 1B
Charlotte, NC
Services
Custom Builder, Multifamily Developer, Interior Upfit Contractor, Remodeler
Membership Organizations
National Association of Home Builders

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S. J. Hilger Interiors Inc.
7043423178
300 East Park Avenue, Suite No. 16
Charlotte, NC

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Dry-Pro Basement Systems
(704) 271-1420
2953 Interstate Street
Charlotte, NC
Services
Basement waterproofing: Exterior excavation, interior subfloor, negative-side sealant; Foundation Support Works; WaterGuard basement waterproofing system; TrenchDrain surface drainage system; DryTrak basement water control system; basement floor systems; SaniDry high performance dehumidification and air filtration systems; FlexiSpan wall crack repair system; CleanSpace: crawl space vapor barrier, drainage matting, vent covers and doors; WallCap block wall treatment; The Turtle crawl space access
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Homeowner Approved, Better Business Bureau Accredited Business; National Association of the Remodeling Industry; Lake Norman Home Builders Association.

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A Green Earth Car Care Solution
8032073341
214 Alpha St
Rock Hill, SC

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Autobahn Motorsports Inc
(803) 981-6969
1901 Cherry Road
Rock Hill, SC

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Trotter Builders
1515 Mockingbird Ln, suite 900
Charlotte, NC
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Custom Builder, Volume Builder

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State Line Scrap
(704) 864-9001
5401 S. York Hwy
Gastonia, NC
 
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Green Building Framing

Green Framing Resource

Framing is the skeleton of a home. Wood is one of the best suited and most renewable materials used in construction. With new advances in framing, projects can now use less wood, resources and save money at the same time.

See Chapter 5 on Framing in the Green from the Ground Up book for more details or contact us about training .

  Advanced Framing Reduces Waste

During the 1970's energy crisis, the National Association of Home Builder's Research Foundcation conducted studies to identify what structural configuration was necessary to maintain superior strength and allow the maximum insulation in wall cavities to improve energy efficiency. The result was called "Optimal Value Engineering" (OVE).

The basics of OVE:

Walls are framed with 2x6s on 24-in centers rather than 2x4s on 16-in. center Corners are made from two studs rather than four Headers are sized according to the load they actually carry. Roofs are built with trusses rather than framed conventionally Floors are framed with I-joists rather than sawn lumber Insulating sheathing replaces conventional plywood or oriented strand board New Framing Materials

There's a tremendous diversity in the materials, techniques and traditions that go into the building the frame of a house. These new materials all have their advocates and they all have something to offer sustainable building. A few of these new materials are identified and defined below.

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) - takes the place of a number of components used in standard stick-frame—wood, insulation, house wrap, and drywall—all in a single product.

Certified Wood - certification bodies like the Forest Steward Council (FSC) and the American Forest and Paper Association's Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) can ensure the wood you are using to frame a home is harvested sustainably.

Engineered Lumber - use wood fiber more efficiently than solid sawn lumber, and they can be made from wood species that regenerate themselves.

Steel studes with Recycle Content - made with recycled materials and are also dead straight, so walls and ceilings are true.

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) - combine insulation and structure in a single product. They are a sandwich of insulating foam and oriented strand board that can be used for floors, walls, and roofs. In the book, read how one of the authors used structural insulated panels (SIPs) to build his office in January before the snow fell.

A Green Framers' Transition Guide

Frame new walls with advanced framing techniques

Reduces lumber by placing truss and exterior wall framing at 24” O.C. Consult with the structural engineer for applicability in your jurisdiction. Typically advanced framing includes:  2x6 on 24” centers 2-stud corners Ladder blocking for partition walls Stacked loads from trusses down to foundation Always use double top plates Uses up to 20% less material while st...

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